Monthly Archives: December 2013

Priorities and Goal Setting for 2014

I’ve recently finished reading Crystal Paine’s (MoneySavingMom.com) soon to be released book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode.¬†One of the most important steps to getting out of survival mode, which I’ve been living in at least partially for a couple of years now, is to set goals. So, I’ve been thinking about what things about my […]

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2013 is Almost Gone

It’s hard to say it without sounding cliche, but time really does fly. Even more so the older that I get. As I reflect upon another year, I hope that I have grown. I know that I have, but it’s sometimes hard to see in the midst of the day to day trials. I still […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Have a blessed day celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.   By Kristen H.

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Christmas Preparations

I am so happy to report that I have finished all the Christmas shopping! And yes, I know that is nothing special for December 19th (some people are finished in July, but I am NOT one of those people.) I also mailed out the last of the Christmas cards this morning (to be delivered locally). […]

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Putting on the Spirit

I have a confession. I have trouble being consistent with studying the Bible. I want to. I plan to. But all too often, I let things get in the way. Like sleep. Or the computer. Or chores. Honestly, the thing that worked the best and the longest was being in a weekly Bible study with […]

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How to Make Catalog Christmas Trees

I love making decorations for Christmas. But it’s hard to spend extra money on craft supplies at Christmas with an already stretched budget. (Really, I SHOULD think about Christmas crafting all year long, but I never do.) But if your house is anything like ours, you probably receive tons of catalogs this time of year. […]

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